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Thursday’s Coronavirus Updates: 34 total new SWFL cases, 3 total new SWFL deaths

As of 6 p.m. Thursday, there have been 23,340 positive cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Florida. The case count includes 22,674 Florida residents and 666 non-Florida residents. There are 668 deaths reported and 3,458 hospitalizations, according to the Florida Department of Health.

There have been 225,736 tests administered in Florida. A total of 23,340 tests have come back positive, and 200,801 tests have come back negative. The remainder are still pending, according to the FDOH website.

According to FDOH, a 32-year-old woman in Collier County has died of coronavirus, bringing the total deaths due to COVID-19 to six Thursday. There was reportedly no contact or travel related to the woman’s case.

*Numbers are released by the DOH twice daily at approximately 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

STATEWIDE NUMBERS

Total number of cases: 23,340 (up from 22,897)
Deaths: 668 (up from 633)

  • 821 total new cases reported Thursday
  • 54 total new deaths reported Thursday

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA NUMBERS

Total in SWFL: 1,284 (up from 1,266)
Deaths: 40 (up from 39)

  • 34 new cases reported Thursday
  • 3 new deaths reported Thursday

Lee County: 687 (up from 681) – 24 deaths
Collier County: 416 (up from 408) – 6 deaths (1 new death)
Charlotte County: 127 (up from 124) – 7 deaths (1 new death)
DeSoto County: 22 (unchanged) – 3 deaths
Glades County: 5 (unchanged) – 1 death
Hendry County: 27 (up from 26) – 0 deaths

Click HERE for a SWFL case-by-case breakdown – updated daily.


RESOURCES

NOW HIRING: SWFL companies adding jobs as business picks up amid coronavirus crisis

LATEST CLOSURES: Southwest Florida business updates and store closings

#GulfshoreStrong: Covering people making a difference in SWFL

FOOD PANTRIES: Harry Chapin mobile food pantry schedule, week of April 13


THURSDAY COVID-19 HEADLINES


UPCOMING BRIEFINGS:

5 p.m. — White House Coronavirus Task Force

5 p.m. — Gov. DeSantis briefing – WATCH replay here


IF YOU FEEL SICK:

The Florida Department of Health has opened a 24-hour COVID-19 Call Center at 1-866-779-6121. Questions may also be emailed to [email protected] Email responses will be sent during call center hours.

LINK: Florida Department of Health COVID-19 updates

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